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SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

NVIDIA shook things up a bit when it launched its new SHIELD TV products. The Pro model, while looking exactly the same, got a much-needed spec bump while the non-Pro version sported a new and curious tubular design. Both, however, shared one thing in common beyond the Tegra X1 chip. Both had a redesigned and more powerful remote control that may have just gotten more useful thanks to a third-party button remapping app.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

For something intended to be hidden out of sight, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) sure is a funny shape. Then again, after four years solidifying its reputation as the go-to Android TV box, perhaps NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD TV is allowed to step outside the lines a little. One thing's for sure: with a new AI-powered upscaler, lower sticker price, and brand new remote, there's more to this 2019 model than just a fresh shape.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA's much-loved SHIELD TV is getting an upgrade, and this time the two versions of the Android TV set-top box each pack a new, AI-powered upscaling system. For gamers and the most demanding users, there's the SHIELD TV Pro, while those who simply want a potent way to watch streaming content get the SHIELD TV (2019).

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Smaller NVIDIA SHIELD leaks: Which one is the better buy?

Smaller NVIDIA SHIELD leaks: Which one is the better buy?

Another leak today, on the exact same day as the leak as the first, we're seeing another NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device on Newegg. The first leak was on Amazon, and now both leaks are plugged. The odds of this happening on the same day are a little too much to swallow... but here we are. Now we get to decide how likely it is that NVIDIA will release an Android TV device with little to no focus on its ability to play video games.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

Amazon made a mistake in listing the NVIDIA SHIELD reboot for the year 2019 today. Apparently the Android TV device was not yet meant for this world, as it's been once-again de-listed as quickly as it appeared. The TV set was shown available on pre-order for approximately $199.99 USD with free shipping. This device was listed with a new NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor that's "25% faster than the previous generation" with "enhanced HD video in real-time to 4K for clearer, crisper visuals using next-generation AI upscaling."

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Google isn’t giving up on Android TV

Google isn’t giving up on Android TV

Google may not have won the living room yet, but it isn't ready to call time on Android TV. As the Google Assistant continues its spread through smart speakers and, more recently, smart displays, it's the biggest screen that the search giant has set its sights on. Now, fresh research shows just how important the TV is - and where connected TVs could leverage Google's strengths in the smart home.

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Hulu is quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices

Hulu is quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices

For reasons that aren't clear at this time, Hulu has been quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices over recent months. The most recent support change impacts the Channel Master Stream+ DVR and the AirTV OTA DVR from Sling TV; the company confirmed that it has dropped support for these devices, but hasn't offered an explanation for the change at this time.

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Yahoo video app with sports and more arrives on Android TV

Yahoo video app with sports and more arrives on Android TV

The Yahoo app has officially launched on Android TV, giving users access to the professional sports content made available through the platform, as well as other video entertainment and news. The app is available to Android TV users in the United States as of now and its only requirement appears to be a device that is running at least Android 5.1.

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Google Play Pass launched for Android today

Google Play Pass launched for Android today

Google Play Pass is the obvious alternative to Apple Arcade for Android devices. Normally I wouldn't say such a thing, but the launch dates and announcements for both services are right on top of one another.* It's like a gas station opening right on the other side of the highway from another gas station - there's nothing wrong with that, it's just business!

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TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its DVR products before slowly fading into obscurity, is preparing to launch a $50 streaming stick that will run Android TV, according to company CEO Dave Shull. The product is expected to hit the market in early 2020 following the arrival of TiVo Plus, a recently disclosed product that will arrive this fall.

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Motorola launches six Android TVs in India

Motorola launches six Android TVs in India

It seems that some Android makers have found a new market to take their expertise now that the smartphone market has become even more congested. Xiaomi was one of the first to launch an Android TV of its own and OPPO makes no secret that it will be launching its own take later this month exclusively in India. Preempting that, Motorola has just announced not just one but six Android TV sets also for the Indian market.

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Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

A leaked slide from Google's Android TV presentation at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam has revealed that the company's recently unveiled Google Stadia platform will be integrated with the company's television platform next year. The slide, which mostly covers other aspects of Google's Android TV plans, reveals that this integration will arrive in 2020 with Android 11 R.

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